Wellness Trends Spring 2023

Sodium Levels: Finding Balance in Moderation 

Sodium, commonly found in table salt, is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in maintaining proper fluid balance, nerve function, and muscle contractions. However, excessive sodium intake has been linked to high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart disease. As a wellness trend, people are now focusing on moderating their sodium levels and paying closer attention to the hidden sodium content in processed foods. By adopting a more conscious approach to sodium intake, individuals can promote heart health and overall well-being. 


Nootropic Foods: Boosting Brainpower Naturally 

Nootropics are substances that enhance cognitive function, and nootropic foods are natural ingredients believed to offer brain-boosting benefits. Foods like blueberries, turmeric, and fatty fish are gaining popularity for their potential to improve memory, focus, and mental clarity. Nootropic foods can be easily incorporated into one's diet, providing a natural and delicious way to support brain health. 


Vegan Collagen: A Plant-Based Beauty Booster 

Collagen, a protein crucial for skin elasticity and joint health, has traditionally been sourced from animals. However, with the rise of veganism and environmental consciousness, vegan collagen has emerged as a popular trend. Plant-based collagen alternatives, often derived from sources like seaweed or specific plant peptides, are believed to promote youthful skin and joint flexibility without the need for animal-derived products. 

NAD+: Unravelling the Anti-Ageing Secrets 

NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) is a molecule that plays a key role in cellular energy production and repair processes. As we age, NAD+ levels naturally decline, which is believed to contribute to ageing and age-related conditions. NAD+ supplements are gaining traction as a potential anti-ageing intervention, with some studies suggesting they may help boost energy levels, enhance metabolism, and support overall health. 


EGCG for Longevity: Sipping on Green Tea's Benefits 

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a powerful antioxidant found in green tea, renowned for its potential anti-ageing properties. EGCG is thought to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and support longevity. As a wellness trend, green tea consumption has surged, with some individuals incorporating it into their daily routine for its potential health benefits. 


Mitochondrial Health: Energising the Powerhouses of Cells 

Mitochondria are often referred to as the powerhouses of cells, responsible for producing cellular energy (ATP). Maintaining mitochondrial health is crucial for overall vitality and longevity. To support mitochondrial function, people are turning to lifestyle habits such as regular exercise, stress management, and diets rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients. 


Seed Spreads: Spreading the Goodness of Seeds 

Seed spreads, such as pumpkin seed, sunflower seed, and hemp seed spreads, are gaining popularity as nutritious alternatives to traditional nut spreads. Packed with healthy fats, protein, and essential vitamins, seed spreads offer a variety of health benefits, including supporting heart health and providing a sustainable protein source for vegans and vegetarians. 

Collagen Spreads: A Twist on Skin Health 

In addition to vegan collagen alternatives, collagen spreads made from animal sources are also making waves in the wellness community. These spreads, often combined with other nutritious ingredients like nuts and seeds, aim to provide collagen's skin-rejuvenating benefits in a convenient and delicious form. 


Buckwheat and Chia Mylk: Innovative Alternatives 

As the demand for dairy-free milk alternatives continues to grow, buckwheat and chia mylk have emerged as two exciting options. Buckwheat is rich in nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins, while chia offers a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. These plant-based mylks cater to those with lactose intolerance, or those seeking more sustainable and environmentally friendly choices. 


Airless Refill Technology: The Next Step in Safe & Sustainable Beauty 

Refillable beauty with ‘airless’ technology is a ground-breaking approach to skincare that includes advanced dispensing systems that protect moisturisers from exposure to air and light, thanks to the airtight mechanism of the pump. By ensuring that no air enters the pack, actives are shielded from oxidation, preserving their efficacy and delivering more stable and effective results. We’re loving the new SKOON. ‘Airless’ moisturiser packaging system, which also offers more precise dosage control. 

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